A Harryette Mullen lecture from the 2002 Naropa Summer Writing Program. Mullen discusses her interest in dictionaries, language and its reflection of human social dynamics. She also reads from and discusses an interview with her by Daniel Kane. They discuss the creation of her book Muse and Drudge, and discuss questions of race and gender in writing. She also touches on issues of language, colonization, identity, and writing tools such as Oulipo exercises.
byCollom, Jack; Mullen, Harryette; Thomas, Lorenzo
Second half of a Naropa Summer Writing Program reading, with Jack Collom, Harryette Mullen, and Lorenzo Thomas. Collom reads "Look at the pretty cows, Betty." Mullen reads poems from his book Sleeping with the Dictionary, and Thomas reads "The working days," "Art for nothing," and "Back in the day." (Continued from 00P085)
The opening panel of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University recorded June 7, 2004. The topic of the panel is Po/Ethics, poetry and ethics. This panel is chaired by Anne Waldman who gives opening remarks on paying attention in our times. The panel features, Jack Collom on Ethics as a practice contrary to nature and the contrast of ethics and morality; Harryette Mullen on the negotiation between the stuggel to be a good human being versus the struggle to be a good artist and the curage...
A reading by Anselm Hollo, from "Guests of space," and Harryette Mullen, from "Sleeping with the dictionary." Partial readings include Eleni Sikelianos and Renee Gladman, which are cut off during the recording process.
Second half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, Renee Gladman. This section contains the remainder of the question and answer session. Topics discussed include gendered grammar and syntax, the feminization of America, the commodification of sex, and the patriarchy. (Continued from 02P031)
First half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, and Renee Gladman. Waldman reads "Sister arise and vocalize: is there anyone under that chador?" Kyger discusses modernist women poets. Sikelianos reads "Yo, self / yo, maximus." Mullen discusses categories, forms, and perceptions. Taylor discusses Claude Levi-Strauss, Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva. Renee Gladman discusses poetry and triangles. (Continues on 02P032)
A colloquium of the Summer Writing Program. The faculty of the Summer Writing Program give synopsis of the themes and ideas which the addressed in each of their classes. Anne Waldman is chair of the colloquium.